Exhibition: Stagetext: Captions Speak Louder

This exhibition CLOSED on Sun, 9th Jan 2022

Coronavirus: Events may be cancelled and venues closed at short notice, you are advised to check on their websites before making a trip.

Cost: Free of Charge

Come and explore this first of its kind exhibition, mapping the growth of theatre captioning through the work of deaf-led charity Stagetext.

Join us as Stagetext celebrate their 21st anniversary with this new free exhibition that explores the history of captioning through the stories of those who made it happen and the people whose lives were changed as a result.

Based on an archive of Stagetext’s history, it details how the charity evolved over the last two decades, and how captions and subtitles have made theatres, galleries, and museums a much more welcoming place for deaf audiences.

Stagetext are the leading advocate for and supplier of captions and subtitles to arts organisations, and are passionate about making the arts a more welcoming and accessible place. The Barbican have worked with Stagetext from the beginning and continue to offer captioned performances. Stagetext’s first ever captioned show, the RSC’s The Duchess of Malfi, was held at the Barbican in November 2000.

Contact and Booking Details

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No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.


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